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    Do I need to SLAM?

    This is the first time I've tested a positive for CC’s in my pool. Here are the numbers:

    FC 7
    CC.5
    PH 7.4
    TA 130-140
    CYA 30 - still creeping this number up after my partial drain/refill last week

    We were gone most of Saturday all of Sunday so early Saturday morning I tested FC's at 4 and figured that I would just double the amount to ensure it held until Monday morning. The FC's did hold. I expected a bigger drop…

    We did have storms and while the water is sparkling and clear there is a lot of debris in the pool. I’m going to be cleaning it soon.

    I’m thinking the presence of junk on the bottom of the pool is contributing to the presence of CC’s? If I clean the pool do I still need to do a SLAM?

    In the future, is it best to take readings sans debris?
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    Re: Do I need to SLAM?

    As long as your water is clear I don't see any reason for you to SLAM. Your numbers look good. I had one day my CC went to.5 also, but it was gone the next day after brushing, vacuuming and running the filter.
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    Re: Do I need to SLAM?

    Nope. Just vacuum up the debris and empty the baskets and carry on normally.
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    Re: Do I need to SLAM?

    Clean it, circulate it, retest it.....then decide. Should be an easy one.
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    Re: Do I need to SLAM?

    Good idea. Plus, retesting will give me a reason to try out the sample sizer and speed stir that just arrived!

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    Re: Do I need to SLAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by wrems View Post
    the sample sizer and speed stir that just arrived!
    I'm jealous.
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    Re: Do I need to SLAM?

    I cleaned the pool a bunch today. So much crud... It's much cleaner but still not perfect. I tested again for curiosities sake and got:

    FC 5.5
    CC .5

    I'll keep a close eye again tomorrow and do some more cleaning.
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    Re: Do I need to SLAM?

    Trust me-----------------.5 is close enough to perfect!
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    Re: Do I need to SLAM?

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